Embarking on an Accessible Adelaide to Melbourne Road Trip?

Prepare yourself for a memorable journey on the road! We’ve carefully hand-picked top-tier, wheelchair-friendly accommodations and exhilarating activities specifically tailored for you. Thanks to our meticulous planning, your trip will be effortless.

Imagine this – picturesque landscapes, comfortable stops and a smooth ride. All you need to do is start your engine, sit back, relax and savour the experience. Here’s to an enjoyable journey, filled with unforgettable memories!

North Adelaide Boutique Stays

Discover North Adelaide Boutique Stays, a 4-star property in central Adelaide, offering inclusive wheelchair-friendly studios. These well-equipped studios feature hospital beds with electronic controls, accessible bathrooms and a comprehensive pillow menu for a comfortable stay. Self-catering is a breeze with kitchenette facilities, and nearby O’Connell Street provides access to supermarkets. Accessible convenience and the perfect base to explore Adelaide.

Things to do around North Adelaide

Explore the vibrant neighbourhood with a flat walk to O’Connell Street, known as Eat Street, filled with restaurants, cafes and shops. Public transport takes you to Adelaide’s CBD in 10 minutes. Plus, enjoy a 5-minute stroll to the North Adelaide Aquatic Centre for relaxation or visit the nearby wheelchair-accessible Piccadilly Cinemas. No trip to South Australia is complete without a visit to the award-winning Adelaide Zoo.

Sunnynook

Just 75 minutes from Adelaide, Sunnynook is nestled in the coastal town of Port Elliot. This modern 4-bedroom accessible holiday house offers stunning wetland views. It is the ideal place for respite, a getaway, or medium-term stays, and it’s pet-friendly. With a hoist, commode and electric bed, it caters to all types of physical disabilities. More than just accommodation; it is a gateway to Port Elliot’s charm and natural beauty.

Things to do around Port Elliot

Port Elliot, a historic coastal gem, blends old-world charm with modern attractions. Horseshoe Bay provides a safe swimming haven monitored by surf lifeguards during summer, and the coastal walk offers scenic views. From May to September, lucky visitors could spot migrating whales.

City Edge Apartments

Explore beautiful Mount Gambier. City Edge Apartments has two brand-new wheelchair-accessible apartments that await you. Featuring modern accessible bathrooms with step-free showers, glide-under vanities and grab rails. The accessible kitchens are fitted out with wheel under sink and cooktop areas. A commode, shower chair and hoist are also available.  Experience charm, history and entertainment while enjoying modern accessible accommodation.

Things to do around Mount Gambier

Situated near the wheelchair-accessible Railway Lands, a 12.4 km trail with sculptures, play areas, ponds and historic buildings, it’s an ideal starting point for exploration. Mount Gambier’s natural wonders include the famous Blue Lake, Umpherston Sinkhole Gardens, Cave Gardens and the Valley Lakes area (some assistance may be required).

Twelve Apostles Port Campbell Bed and Breakfast

Twelve Apostles Port Campbell Bed and Breakfast is a family-run oasis beside the Great Ocean Road, proudly introducing the Halladale Unit. This modern and accessible guest unit features level access and a wheelchair ramp for convenience. Inside, it offers an open-plan layout, a wheelchair-friendly bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen. The B&B also provides an option for carer accommodations. Perfect Great Ocean Road experience; blending comfort and inclusivity.

Things to do around Port Campbell

The bed and breakfast’s prime location is 5 minutes from Port Campbell’s vibrant township with its shops, cafes, dining spots and more. The glorious beach is just an additional 2-minutes away. For those ready to explore the Great Ocean Road’s iconic landmarks like the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge you will enjoy accessible paths and boardwalks (some assistance may be required).

Fisheye9

Nestled in Apollo Bay’s coastal serenity, Fisheye9 welcomes up to four guests and their furry friends. The master bedroom offers a queen bed facing the ocean. There is a ceiling track in place to be used by guests who can provide their own portable hoist and sling. A shower commode is available upon request. Perfect for summer beach getaways and cozy winter escapes.

Things to do around Apollo Bay

Explore the Great Ocean Road’s iconic coastal route with its endless views. The town of Apollo Bay is only 5 km away, enjoy shopping, markets, galleries, cinema and dining. Discover the charming boardwalks with breathtaking beach and ocean views. Take a guided walk at Wildlife Wonders or experience The Otway Fly, a mesmerising wheelchair-accessible treetop walk.

Saltwater Beach House

Saltwater Beach House is a welcoming retreat designed to cater to high-level accessibility needs for up to 12 guests. The property is fully wheelchair accessible, featuring widened doorways, a modern ensuite bathroom with designer grab rails and accessible appliances. It also includes specialised disability equipment like a recessed ceiling hoist and an electric adjustable bed. Unwind & relax in stylish high-level accessibility.

Things to do around Torquay

Nestled in Torquay, the surfing capital and Great Ocean Road’s starting point, the property provides easy access to accessible activities. Enjoy playgrounds, nature reserves and the accessible sections of the 44 km Surf Coast Walk. Free all-terrain and beach wheelchair rentals are available. For adventure, try inclusive surfing with the Disabled Surfers Association or explore the skies with Great Ocean Air. Savour delights at the accessible Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie.

Lonsdale Palm’s Jade Cottage

Jade Cottage is a beautiful property offering a versatile one-bedroom unit with a king-size bed that can split into two singles. The purpose-built, accessible unit includes an all-abilities bathroom, private deck with a garden view and a spacious open-plan living-dining area. Check out the two other accessible options at Lonsdale Palms – Heritage House and Ruby Cottage. Escape and rejuvenate in luxury so close to the beach.

Things to do around Point Lonsdale

Explore Point Lonsdale’s charming waterfront with its shops and eateries while taking in the fresh sea breeze and beautiful views. Start your day with a scenic morning boardwalk and enjoy coffee from local cafes in Lonny Village. Visit the historical township of Queenscliff with its array of attractions, including the Maritime Museum, Historical Museum, art galleries, Queenscliff Harbour and delightful shops.

Quest Werribee

Wrap up your road trip in style in a spacious 1 or 2-bedroom accessible apartment at Quest Werribee. With separate bedrooms, comfy beds and ample storage, you’ll have all the space you need. The cozy living area offers a sofa, LCD TV with Foxtel and a work desk. In the well-equipped kitchen, you’ll find a cooktop, oven and full-size fridge, along with a dining table for your convenience. Enjoy the perfect ending to your journey in a luxurious accessible apartment.

Things to do around Werribee

Nestled on Synnot Street, Quest Werribee apartment hotel offers convenience just a block from charming restaurants and cafes along picturesque Watton Street and the recently revitalized park. A short drive will take you to the Werribee Park Tourism Precinct, home to the Werribee Open Range Zoo and the historic Werribee Mansion.

By Sharron Marshall

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